Everybody should watch the movie, "Control Room." My husband rented it, and at first it didn't register with either one of us. My number one criteria for renting a movie is if
Siskel & Ebert Ebert & Roper give it two thumbs up, and he (hubby) has learned that it's a safe bet that we will meet on common ground moviewise if he brings home a Two Thumbs Up movie. I have found that, with maybe one exception so far, I have agreed with their assessment.
About halfway through the movie, I suddenly remembered that I had heard a Fresh Air interview on NPR with the Army lieutenant in this movie. I should say ex-Army lieutenant. This man intended to be career military, and it breaks his heart that he had to leave. Had to, I say? Yes, because his superiors made his life hell because he took part in this documentary openly, and as honestly as he could. He is now speaking out somewhat, but tempered by his love of the military (and probably further pressure he is receiving). Here is a review. Here's another one.
So much for my Sunday sermon.
Now for some truly religious content:
1. Abigail's hat now has a soft, cushy lining:
2. The first sleeve of Rogue is almost done, but not without some ripping-out first. I was sailing along, and I said to myself, "Wow, I'm getting really good at M1's. You can't even see them."
Wait..a..minute! That's because I had forgotten to DO some. Mock me at will. (sorry, Stephanie, for borrowing your phrase, but really, I do deserve it.) Hell, just go ahead and laugh mercilessly at me. I can take it. I deserve it. What a fetchin' idiot.
With another 11-hour drive today to take Abbs back to school, I should complete this one and get well and truly started on the next one. Which is a good thing, since I have already cast on for my Rogue. Here's the ultra-exciting photo of the first 5 rows.
I'm doing the cardigan version with the skinny hem like Claudia's. The yarn is Rowan Magpie, Color No. 301. I have already joined the live stitches with their corresponding cast-on loop, as in Claudia's modifications. I'm very excited about this project, because the Magpie is something I bought on a whim on eBay back last spring, before I knew what I was doing. I got it at a bargain, as nobody seemed to be interested in this color. Silly people. Smart me. Even before I had a clue. I have a few worries. I'm still making the 35.5" size, which is what I made Abigail's in. That one fits me nicely, even though it also fits HER nicely -- and we REALLY are not the same size. I think it's because of the Cascade 220 and the resulting fabric being so soft and stretchy. My gut feeling is that the Magpie fabric is going to be a really different animal, and what if it's too tight? Argh. I'll deal with that later.
I really have no business starting this now, anyway, since I have a half-finished Kirstin sitting over there. I think I'll work on them interchangeably as the mood at any given moment strikes me.
Seems fair to me. You?